If you are a sun-lover then the Cederberg climate is for you! We have a much warmer climate than Cape Town even though we are only 2½ hours’  north. But we do have big seasonal differences...

Winter (Late May to mid-August)

There is a lot going for the winter climate in the Cederberg. Daytime temperatures can reach a pleasant 20-24°c, (much warmer than Cape Town!) So you can be active for the whole day, and still enjoy sitting outside for lunch. But our mornings and evenings are cold so this is the time for a long lie-in in bed, and red wine around the fire in the evening. Thus usually our activities start after breakfast. We are still a winter rainfall region, (like all of the Western Cape), so it can rain for a day or two. But we are officially a semi-arid region (less than 200mm per year) so you're not likely to see much rain.
See our article on Reasons to Visit in Winter 

Spring & Autumn (Mid-August to mid-October, mid-March to May)

Our spring and autumn months are our favourite time of year. The day time temperatures are warm to hot, but you can still be active. The evenings are cooler but you can dine outside as long as you’ve got something warm to put on. Average daytime temperatures are typically 24-30°c. Evening temperatures are 15-20°c.

Summer (Late October to mid-March)

Our summers are hot, but dry (so you don’t get sticky!) Perfect for the northern Hemisphere visitor keen to get some sun. If you want to be active, the ideal is to get up early, then come back for a late breakfast/brunch, and then do something less strenuous in the morning. In the afternoons you can relax around the pool  or in your suite. It generally cools down nicely in the evening and you can dine outside throughout the summer. The Cederberg climate in early summer (until December) tends to be less hot than January and February. Average daytime temperatures are typically 30-38°c. Evening temperatures are 25-30°c. We may head to the Coast on very hot days, as the Atlantic Coast - even though it is only 40 mins drive away - is noticeably cooler. It is usually only 25-28°c in summer.   
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